Friday 31 July 2015

Museum of London - August news: Gladiators, Suffragettes and archaeological revelations

Our Roman Summer continues throughout August with the unveiling of a new display exploring evidence of gladiators, criminals and soldiers in and around Roman London. The display includes the 2,000 year old skulls of five men likely to have met their end in the city's amphitheatre. A series of exciting events accompanies the display.

What's new this month?

Come with us as we reveal the remains of Londinium all around the City of London with a guided walk, and tours of the military fort gate and rarely opened Billingsgate Roman House & Baths.

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Get kitted up with trowel and hard hat and search for artefacts just like real archaeologists to put together the evidence of the world of early Londoners at this free family experience at the Museum of London.
Win Gladiator Games tickets and a copy of Eagles at War
To celebrate the opening of the Gladiator Games on 8 Aug we're offering lucky winners the chance to bag a pair of tickets to the live action spectacular in the Guildhall Yard, and a copy of Ben Kane's novel Eagles at War.                  
Snap happy summer holiday
Explore the work of Christina Broom through crafts, digital sessions and art workshops with family events looking at her amazing photographs and exploring the stories of her subjects at the Museum of London Docklands from 15-22 Aug.
Follow in the footsteps of pioneering photographer Christina Broom with our instagramming competition. Seek out the spots she snapped to create street photography with today's technology.

Time for quick visit?
Drop in to Show Space at the Museum of London to see recently acquired objects . This month we present First World War women’s uniforms followed by items from Brian Haw’s protest camp.

With the arrival of the Gladiator Games this summer, curators Meriel Jeater and Dr Rebecca Redfern look at the history of London's only Roman amphitheatre, located in the Guildhall Yard, and evidence of gladiatorial battle in London.